Switch Emulator Yuzu Gets Canned; Settles Lawsuit With Nintendo For $2.4 Million

The emulator came under scrutiny by Nintendo before a settlement was reached.

Story Highlights

  • Switch Emulator Yuzu has been discontinued after settling a lawsuit with Nintendo for $2.4 million.
  • Nintendo took the emulator to court over piracy concerns. The devs have issued a final statement.
  • Plugs from all the services and pages related to the Switch emulator have been pulled by the devs.

The popular Switch emulator Yuzu has been discontinued after Nintendo took it to court over piracy concerns. The devs initially hired a lawyer to represent the emulator but a mutual agreement has been reached by both parties. In the end, the emulator settled the lawsuit with Nintendo and will pay a hefty sum of $2.4 million. The team has issued a final statement on Discord to say goodbye and clarified that it was always against piracy.

We started the projects in good faith, out of passion for Nintendo and its consoles and games, and were not intending to cause harm. But we see now that because our projects can circumvent Nintendo’s technological protection measures and allow users to play games outside of authorized hardware, they have led to extensive piracy.”

While explaining the history of Yuzu, the devs have expressed a staunch stance against illegal downloads and explained that the agreement was reached with Nintendo to curb it. The team also claimed to feel disappointment whenever the community used the platform to leak game content and ruin the experience for legitimate purchasers. 

We have come to the decision that we cannot continue to allow this to occur. Piracy was never our intention, and we believe that piracy of video games and on video game consoles should end.”

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The code repositories of the Yuzu emulator have now been pulled offline. Additionally, the official website and all the other services offered by the platform have been taken down. The Nintendo 3DS Citra emulator has also been discontinued.

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